| GEO World|
| Israeli air strike on Gaza|
| Updated at: 0925 PST, Tuesday, August 25, 2009|
GAZA CITY: Israeli warplanes struck the Gaza Strip early on Tuesday near the southern city of Rafah, Palestinian security officials said.
The air strike followed the firing of a mortar round from the Gaza Strip into Israel, which injured one soldier, said an Israeli military official. The first Israeli air strike against Gaza since August 10 targeted tunnels under the border with Egypt to break the Israeli-imposed blockade on the territory.